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Word Meanings - INFAMOUS - Book Publishers vocabulary database

Branded with infamy by conviction of a crime; as, at common law, an infamous person can not be a witness. 4. Having a bad name as being the place where an odious crime was committed, or as being associated with something detestable; hence, unlucky;

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Branded with infamy by conviction of a crime; as, at common law, an infamous person can not be a witness. 4. Having a bad name as being the place where an odious crime was committed, or as being associated with something detestable; hence, unlucky; perilous; dangerous. "Infamous woods." P. Fletcher. Infamous hills, and sandy perilous wilds. Milton. The piny shade More infamous by cursed Lycaon made. Dryden. Syn. -- Detestable; odious; scandalous; disgraceful; base; vile; shameful; ignominious. (more info) 1. Of very bad report; having a reputation of the worst kind; held in abhorrence; guilty of something that exposes to infamy; base; notoriously vile; detestable; as, an infamous traitor; an infamous perjurer. False errant knight, infamous, and forsworn. Spenser. 2. Causing or producing infamy; deserving detestation; scandalous to the last degree; as, an infamous act; infamous vices; infamous corruption. Macaulay.

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    Anything made so as to form alternate squares lke those of a checkerboard.
    In a consummate manner; completely. T. Warton.
    Stifling. The close and stifled study. Hawthorne.
    The quality or state of being sordid.
    The state or quality of being infamous; infamy.
    1. To make pure or clear from material defilement, admixture, or imperfection; to free from extraneous or noxious matter; as, to purify liquors or metals; to purify the blood; to purify the air. 2. Hence, in figurative uses: To free from guilt
    In a correct manner; exactly; acurately; without fault or error.
    One who corrupts, or who upholds corruption. Sydney Smith.
    At a small price; at a low value; in a common or inferior manner.
    1. Capable of being made corrupt; subject to decay. "Our corruptible bodies." Hooker. Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold. 1 Pet. i. 18. 2. Capable of being corrupted, or morally vitiated; susceptible of depravation.
    One who suppresses.
    1. In a manner to give offense; shamefully. His discourse at table was scandalously unbecoming the digmity of his station. Swift. 2. With a disposition to impute immorality or wrong. Shun their fault, who, scandalously nice, Will needs mistake
    The European sapphirine gurnard . It has large pectoral fins.
    In an utter manner; to the full extent; fully; totally; as, utterly ruined; it is utterly vain.
    The quality or state of being utter, or extreme; extremity; utmost; uttermost.
    1. A short rein looped over the check hook to prevent a horse from lowering his head; -- called also a bearing rein. 2. A branch rein connecting the driving rein of one horse of a span or pair with the bit of the other horse.
    1. Flaming; inflamed; glowing; burning; ardent. The beadle's lash still flagrant on their back. Prior. A young man yet flagrant from the lash of the executioner or the beadle. De Quincey. Flagrant desires and affections. Hooker. 2. Actually in
    One who disesteems. Boyle.
    Capable of being repressed.
    Vain; ineffectual; useless; unprofitable; null; voil; nugatory; of no effect. "Our frustrate search." Shak. (more info) to deceive, frustrate, fr. frustra in vain, witout effect, in erorr,
    Not warrantable; indefensible; not vindicable; not justifiable; illegal; unjust; improper. -- Un*war"rant*a*ble*ness, n. -- Un*war"rant*a*bly, adv.
    Not utterable; incapable of being spoken or voiced; inexpressible; ineffable; unspeakable; as, unutterable anguish. Sighed and looked unutterable things. Thomson. -- Un*ut"ter*a*ble*ness, n. -- Un*ut"ter*a*bly, adv.
    One who mutters.
    1. A channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the rain; an eaves channel; an eaves trough. 2. A small channel at the roadside or elsewhere, to lead off surface water. Gutters running with ale. Macaulay. 3. Any narrow channel or groove;
    A kind of candy, mainly composed of sugar and butter. Dickens.
    An instrument to cut straw for fodder.
    1. Not correct; not according to a copy or model, or to established rules; inaccurate; faulty. The piece, you think, is incorrect. Pope. 2. Not in accordance with the truth; inaccurate; not exact; as, an incorrect statement or calculation. 3. Not


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